SCI 163 Week 4 Food Borne Illness Paper

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SCI 163 Week 4 Food Borne Illness Paper

Instructions
Write a 500- to 750-word paper on one of the following food-borne illnesses:
• Salmonella
• Staphylococcus
• Clostridium perfringens
• Norovirus (formerly Norwalk virus)
• Hepatitis A
• Giardia or amoeba parasites
Address the following in your paper:
• Identify the infectious agent (pathogen)--for example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite.
• Explain how the infectious agent is transmitted through food or water.
• Explain the immune system's role in protecting the body from disease
• Provide an example of a real life outbreak in the United States.
• Describe the clinical symptoms, duration of the disease, and treatment if any.
• What steps can be taken to prevent further outbreaks? Include individual as well as environmental precautions and methods.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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